Before a conversation between Red Sox IF Eduardo Nunez and Buster Olney, Boog Sciambi talks to Tim Kurkjian about Joey Gallo's play, Joey Votto's legacy, Aaron Judge and more. Plus, Clark Spencer with some 'Inside Heat' on the Marlins.
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Texas loves the long ball
Aaron Judge may have smacked a 457-foot moon shot, but two of the five longest home runs hit on Wednesday came off the bat of Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre, who both play for Texas teams.
Elvis Andrus had the go-ahead home run among his four RBIs, Cole Hamels won again despite a shaky outing and the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 12-6 victory Wednesday night.
Dodgers getting Darvish the Rangers expected
Prior to putting up two 10-strikeout games in as many starts with the Dodgers, Yu Darvish had just four 10-K games in 22 starts with the Rangers this season. The right-hander's season high for strikeouts (12) came in his second-to-last start with Texas.
Stanton continues HR streak with 432-foot shot
Joey Gallo hit Tuesday's longest home run, but Giancarlo Stanton remains the talk of the town after hitting a 432-foot homer against the Giants to extend his HR streak to six games.
Joey Gallo and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers off Justin Verlander, and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Tuesday night, ending the former AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner's three-game winning streak.
Tigers and Rangers highlight Monday's longest HRs
Miami's Marcell Ozuna might have hit Monday's longest home run, but the Tigers-Rangers game had plenty of deep homers, too. Detroit's Justin Upton and Texas' Joey Gallo each hit balls that went farther than 425 feet.
Joey Gallo hit his 33rd home run and the Texas Rangers also played some small ball in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Dallas Keuchel took a shutout into the sixth inning, Jose Altuve homered and the AL-leading Houston Astros stopped their longest losing streak of the season at five games, beating the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Sunday.
Adrian Beltre had three hits with three RBI after new Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez acknowledged his 3,000-hit milestone, and the Texas Rangers beat Houston 8-3 on Saturday night, handing the AL-leading Astros a season-high fifth straight loss.
A plaque in Cooperstown and now the No. 7 retired. Two weeks after Ivan Rodriguez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Rangers retired the jersey number the perennial All-Star catcher wore in Texas.
Rangers honor one of the greats
The Texas Rangers celebrated Ivan Rodriguez's Hall of Fame induction by retiring his No. 7 before Saturday's game. Pudge played 21 seasons, 13 with the Rangers, and tallied the most games played for a catcher in MLB history.
Los Rangers de Texas retirarán el número 7 de Iván Rodríguez, recientemente exaltado al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown, en tanto los Marineros de Seattle harán lo mismo con el 11 que vistió Edgar Martínez en sus 18 años de carrera.
Ross off DL, gets the ball Saturday
The Rangers activated RHP Tyson Ross (finger) from the 10-day disabled list, and he will start Saturday night against the Astros. To make room, the Rangers optioned OF Ryan Rua to Triple-A Round Rock.
Marinez activated, Smith demoted
The Rangers optioned INF Tyler Smith to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday after a brief appearance with the big club, to make room for recently-acquired RHP Jhan Marinez. The 29-year-old Marinez was claimed off waivers from the Pirates on Thursday.
Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings, Elvis Andrus scored each time after his three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Friday night, the fourth straight loss for the team with the AL's best record.
AL wild-card race heating up
Entering Friday, the Mariners and Rays are tied for the second wild-card spot, with five other teams trailing by 3 1/2 games or less.
The Texas Rangers have received right-handed reliever Jhan Marinez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Rangers had high expectations this season, but three key players got off to slow starts and were never able to turn their seasons around.
With Gallo, it's good as gone
Thirty-two of Joey Gallo's 67 hits this season have been home runs. Currently, that's the highest percentage of hits being home runs by any player during a 30-homer season.